In order to do a simple crochet stitch, make a slip knot about 6 inches away from the ball of yarn, then tighten the knot around the crochet hook and grab more of the yarn with the hook before pulling it through the original knot, making a second slip knot within the first one. Repeat this process by continuously making slip knots to create a chain stitch.
Crocheting requires a ball of yarn and a crochet hook, which makes grabbing the yarn quick and precise. Almost all crocheting patterns start with a slip knot, and many start with what is known as a "chain" stitch. Use the following steps to perform a chain stitch.
- Make the initial slip knot
- Hook more yarn from between the knot and ball, and pull it through
- Repeat for each additional chain
Make a loop in the yarn about 6 inches away from the yarn ball, then insert the crochet hook through the center of the loop and grab the free end of the yarn to pull it through. Then, put the hook through the new loop and pull the free end of the yarn to tighten the knot around the hook.
Wrap more yarn from back to front around the crochet hook and pull it through the loop, creating a second slip knot within the first knot. Tighten the new loop around the crochet hook.
Now, repeat step 2 for each additional chain until the crochet chain has reached the desired length.